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Poster: c-freedom Date: May 15, 2014 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's in-between

Another one of those things that made the Grateful Dead the greatest rock band ever was those little tuning segments.
I have some trouble recalling those moments now especially because it is now History not live on the spot anymore but I know for sure there where shows when the buildup to a tune would just blow my mind. and everyone is trying to name that tune.
Sometimes I could name a tune in just a few notes but there were times when I was like I just have no idea what this is.
And I am not talking break-outs, covers or tunes with similar intro's like trying to decide if it's 'High Time' or 'To Lay Me Down'
So that is a very cool idea for a program. 'Infrared Roses' was sweet but if I get what you are saying you are not looking at space segments you are looking at noodling segments. (Not even jams per say) but like when the Dead were just bending notes and even tossing around ideas yet still playing and interacting musically with each other between tunes.
Some of the studio outtakes are good for that but it is not the same as the live vibe and electricity at an actual show.

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Poster: Mooding Date: May 15, 2014 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's in-between

Thanks c-freedom. Not tunings, though I've wanted to assemble a collection of those too and have a little one going.

And no space segments from 1980s forward either. I suppose 'noodling' would be the best way to describe most of it, but there are Spanish, Mind Left Body, Tiger, Tighten Up and other named jams in my library for this.

LIA has a great post about the Dead's early thematic jams, extensively hyperlinked.